July 10, 2009
Is ABC Tappering Off Obamania? Heck No!
Today, ABC's Jake Tapper stoops to rebut the charge that President Barack H. Obama ogled a sixteen year old Brazilian girl in L'Aquila, Italy.
Tapper struggles manfully to suggest the president was merely looking down to help wife Michelle down some steep steps; Tapper even posts video of the incident -- but is forced to conclude "Although: not everyone agrees. Judge for yourself."
All right; judge! (I can't embed it here; you must go to the link.)
To be fair to Tapper, it's clearly a humorous piece; the laughter in the background may be his colleagues in the newsroom during whichever show broadcast this clip. Still and all, I find it interesting that ABC continues to see itself as an adjunct PR firm for the administration. Somehow I doubt such a video would have been released -- even as humor! -- on behalf of George W. Bush's reputation and marriage...
My own take: It looks to me as if his first glance was absolutely at the girl's gluteus maxi-maximus. Then he seems to realize what he's doing and that he's doing it directly in front of his wife... so he turns it into a "let me help you down these steps, Michelle ma belle" move -- much like when you think you see a friend and raise your hand in a preliminary wave, then abruptly realize it's a total stranger, so you seamlessly turn it into a quick brush to "smooth down" your hair.
Hey, I'd've looked at her too... and I don't give a hoot if she's only sixteen. I wouldn't date her (not even were I single), but I won't censor my eyeballs!
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, July 10, 2009, at the time of 4:21 PM
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The following hissed in response by: SkyWatch
Actually there is a comparison with Bush. I can not remember the articles but it was in the last year or so of his presidentsy.
He was at a womens volleyball tournment and one of the young adult women turned around and showed him her 'Tramp Stamp'. A tatoo in the small of her back so he checked it out.
I remember the picture making the rounds for a bit.
The following hissed in response by: Collaborator
That's not Michelle is it?
The following hissed in response by: kimsch
When I saw that it was Michelle, I thought, no that wasn't Michelle. Then I saw the still shot again and thought, with that skirt, it's probably Michelle. Then watching the video, that doesn't look like Michelle at all.
I am so confused.
The above hissed in response by: kimsch at July 11, 2009 9:25 AM
The following hissed in response by: nk
No, it's not Michelle. It's another J8 attendee.
The above hissed in response by: nk at July 11, 2009 3:02 PM
The following hissed in response by: Pyrran
If you had a choice of looking at Michelle Obama or Mayara Tavares, which would YOU choose?
No contest. Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the menu.
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